Krishna’s Dwaraka,Jarasandha’s city, Indraprastha,Krishna’s victory over a Pandya King,Madurai Meenakshi’s father Malayathdwaja pandya fighting in the Mahabharata war,
Chera King feeding the Kaurava and the Pandava Army during the Mahabharata War,
Krishna and Arjuna pilgrimage to South India……
.As Indian philosophy is personal enlightenment by efforts and action with God a facilitator,not by God as the sole provider of Salvation,(Gnana , Karma and Raja Yoga)
(Visishtadvains , some others and those who follow Bhakthi Marga would differ with me here), worshiping for Salvation was in the
form of penance, supplemented by effort in following Dharma as prescribed in the Vedas.
I am also aware that if one has to perform good actions and be pious , God’s Benevolence is needed.
King Sarangathdwaja wanted to attack Dwaraka to avenge his father’s Death, the Pandya King after obtaining weapons from Bhisma, Drona, Balarama and Kripa.
However wiser counsel prevailed and he dropped the idea.
Later he fought alongside the side of the Pandavas against Drona(7:23).
He was rate as an Athiratha by Bhishma( (5,172)
Indian legends speak of two dynasties that ruled India, Surya, Solar and Chandra Vamsa, Lunar Dynasty.
Lord Rama belonged to Ikshvaku of Surya or Lunar Dynasty while the Kauravas and Pandavas belonged to Lunar Dynasty or Chandra Vamsa.
However, Vivaswan, the father of Vaivaswatha Manu of Solar Dynasty has been identified as Surya Deva (The Sun).
Chandra is said to to be a son of Atri Maharshi, (a son of Brahma) or of the ocean (Ksheera Sagara Mathanam).
Chandra’s son Budha married Ila the daughter of Vaivaswata Manu and their son Pururavas inherited Pratishthanapura.
Both these dynasties are related.
One does not find marks on the Deities of Hinduism except Vibhuthi,Tiruman or Kumkum in the forehead.
There is a temple in Alwar,Rajasthan, where the Ganesha Idol has number ‘1010’ marked.
This is assumed to have been the year the temple was built.
The Shiva Temple in Alwar , legend has it, that it was built by the Pandavas and the outer walls were built by Raja Jai Singh .